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Where to stay to fish on Lake of Egypt

Tis the season for fishing! This is the time of the year we enjoy tourism from both professional and novice fishermen who migrate to Lake of Egypt for a peaceful country weekend catching their freshwater fish dinner. At Southern Illinois Vacation Rentals we take pride in having properties that are right in the perfect fishing spot with private docks to cast a line. Our vacation homes are large enough for the whole family to come along on your fishing trip and located in an area where there’s plenty to do for families with diverse interests.

Our favorite place to pick up bait, watch live music (really!), and anything else you’d need for the best fishing day ever is Just Add Water / Bait, Tackle, and More on Lake of Egypt. They are a fun, unique business staffed with people passionate about fishing in Southern Illinois. Aside from all the fun stuff you can buy in-store, you can also Book a fishing trip on the Lake of Egypt with owner, Adam Eggersten. This is a really highly rated experience that we recommend to anyone who prefers fishing with a guide. Follow them on Facebook to learn more about their business and stay up-to-date with their events!

1. Lookout at the Lake

Lookout at the Lake sleeps up to 10 guests in 4 bedrooms with 2.5 bathrooms. This vacation home is excellent for fishing right off your private dock with plenty of space to bond with friends and family. This review from guest Karen W. describes the property best!

“We took a 3 hour trip with the goal of hiking, fishing, and relaxing. After a long day of hiking we checked into The Lookout and it felt very much like a pampering bonus for us. This home was bigger than what we usually get (honestly, next time we should do this with another family to really utilize the space) and we made the most of it. EVERYONE took baths in the spa tub (!!), fished off the dock and further down on the lake, relaxed and read on the patio and hammock, dinners outside every night watching the beautiful sunsets, snuggling up in front of the fire at night, and the kids LOVED reading/hanging out in the window nook. They were also thrilled with the bunk beds and cool stairs/ladder leading up to the loft! The virtual book that they provided with tips, restaurant & hiking suggestions was amazing too – we used that several times as a reference and we’re never steered wrong! And finally we stay at a place with a plethora of towels! Allison was friendly, professional and very responsive to questions. We would highly recommend this home.” – Karen W.

Learn more and book Lookout at the Lake for your next fishing trip here.

2. On the Rocks

On the Rocks is our beautiful 3400 sq. ft. luxury craftsman home on the rocky shores of Lake of Egypt. This vacation home sleeps up to 18 in 6 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms.

Between the state-of-the-art timbered craftsman stylish exterior, beautiful rocky landscape and newly remodeled interior, there is not another place like this on Lake of Egypt. With ample deep water shoreline in Sugar Creek (off the main channel), this is a fantastic property for swimming, fishing and kayaking, this is truly a dream home for vacationers that want to soak in lake life. This is the best vacation home for large groups friends who love to fish together and their families to stay.

Learn more and book On the Rocks here.

3. Oasis at Lake of Egypt

Oasis at Lake of Egypt is a 5-star property that sleeps up to 14 guests in 5 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms. This showstopping vacation home is great for friends and families looking to bond over outdoorsy adventures in a place with luxurious amenities.

“Oasis on Lake of Egypt is a wonderful place. It is on a beautiful lake and the home is gorgeous. There is plenty of room for a large group and 3 levels so you can get away if you want. The pier is large and offers space for swimming, fishing and just lounging. The fish were biting; we caught a number of good-size crappie and some blue gills. The crappie were delicious cooked in a fire pit adjacent to the patio. There are large shade trees, and plenty of seating on the deck for a large group.
Our family ( 8 adults, 4 kids) were there over Memorial Day weekend and the water was warm enough for swimming.
Our family is ready to go back!” – Donna D.

Book Oasis at Lake of Egypt here.

Interested to see more? View our full list of properties on our website at to find the perfect spot for your stay.

Safe travels!


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